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Genna (元和) was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō, , lit. "year" name") coming after Keichō and before Kan'ei. This period started in July 1615 and ended in February 1624. During this time, the emperor was Go-Mizunoo-tennō (後水尾天皇).
Events of the Genna era
- 1615 (Genna 1): Tokugawa forces burned Osaka Castle.
- 1 September 1615 (Genna 1, 9th day of the 7th month): Tokugawa Ieyasu pulled down Hōkoku-jinja.
- 1616 (Genna 2): Kida Kōan publishes Genna kokaisho, which is a book on ocean navigation.
- 1 June 1616 (Genna 2, 17th day of the 4th month): Ieyasu died at Suruga Castle.
- 26 September 1617 (Genna 3, 26th day of the 8th month): Former-Emperor Go-Yōzei died. He was buried at Nikkō.
- 1618 (Genna 4, 8th month): A comet appeared in the sky.
- 5 July 1620 (Genna 6, 6th day of the 6th month): The emperor married Tokugawa Kazuko who was the daughter of the shogun.
- 1620 (Genna 6): There were destructive fires in Kyoto in the 2nd and 3rd month.
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- National Diet Library, "The Japanese Calendar" -- historical overview plus illustrative images from library's collection
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